ACCESSORIES REPORT: Vintage Venture

Accessories Report

“Fashion repeats itself,” we hear it all the time. Thrifting and vintage shopping has become ever more popular with this generation for that reason. For a couple of seasons, chunky gold chokers and collar necklaces continue to resurface, thus making it a common thrift shop item. This style of necklace is a statement piece with a lot of attitude. It’s meant to be worn high on the neck either under a shirt collar or encircling a bare neck. Though the trend is fabulous in a variety of other metals and materials,  gold is very popular and my personal favorite. To me gold accentuates more skin tones and pops better than silver.

This Fashionista incorporates the trend in her outfit by wearing a semi-chunky, vintage-inspired choker that accessorizes a vintage oversized plaid blazer and rugged combat boots. The blazer is essentially the central piece of her outfit. Because the vintage blazer is a bit risky, the basic black leggings and tank top play down the color and size of the blazer. The rugged boots add a bit of edginess to the vintage style because of their worn appearance. Lastly, although the choker is fairly simple, it adds a little glamour to her ’80s-inspired get-up.

This accessory is very versatile and wearable during the day and night. My only advice with this trend is it must not be over done. When it is, the look becomes excessive and gaudy. What I like most about the chunky gold choker and collar necklace is the fact that you don’t have to wear earrings. They make that much of a statement. They come in a variety of styles and sizes. My personal favorite gold chokers are the big chain links with the lion head medallion made popular by Versace. .

Spotted: Ralph Lauren showcased different chunky gold necklaces in the fall 2012 RTW collection.

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